The research paper is a term paper in which the student chooses a sociologically relevant topic to analyze. At least three peer-reviewed journal articles are required; only 1 non peer-reviewed resource is acceptable. Within the research paper, use at least one sociological perspective as the theoretical framework. The paper must be written well, cogent and sociologically relevant. The total length is 6-7 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman or Arial size 12-font. Included sections are the cover page, abstract, literature review, analysis using a sociological perspective, conclusion and works cited. The student must also submit their proposed research question and the motivation by Sept 20; the resources are due by Nov 1. I will accept a final hardcopy and electronic draft as .pdf by Dec 13. Late submissions for the research question and peer-reviewed journal articles may receive point deductions. Missing a hard or electronic copy may result in a 20% overall deduction. I may check for plagiarism; no late research papers are accepted.